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Abstract vs. Literal

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Jennifer Cheek

on 2 September 2014

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Transcript of Abstract vs. Literal

Abstract vs. Literal Movement
Abstract Movement
Abstract: to remove movement from its original concept and manipulate it through the use of time, space and energy.
Literal Movement
Literal: gestural, symbolic movement
Literal vs. Abstract (flowers)
Literal vs Abstract Photographs
Create Literal Movements
What gestural movements represent the theme?
Abstract it!!!
Now create the movement in abstract form by making it ....

More expressive
More interesting (using your WHOLE body)
Abstract Dance
Literal Dance
Where to start?
Start with a simple idea...
What is this?
How do I create movement in dance ?
...it can be scary to create movement if you don't know where to start...
Try it!!!
Choose three characteristics that describe yourself...

FIRST create one LITERAL movement for each characteristic
NEXT, ABSTRACT each movement
Teach your THREE movements to your group and learn their three movements to create a dance!!!
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